Drawing by Grigory Avoyan
Was there sex in the Soviet Union? Why samovar is the best present. What to do if you catch an American spy on Red Square. Enjoy this story with your bear, comrade!
A T-72 TOS-1 "Buratino" heavy flamethrower system during a demonstration exercise held at the Alabino training ground as part of the international military-technical forum ARMY-2016. / Evgeny Biyatov/RIA Novosti
Have your ever heard about the “Father of All Bombs” and Russia’s own Terminator? No worries, these weapons weren’t ever used in combat. Let’s hope they never will be.
Welcome to Russia! / Getty Images
So you decided to move to Russia. Congratulations! Here are some useful tips to make the process smoother.
Pavel Durov. / Instagram.com/durov
The creator of the Russia’s biggest social network Pavel Durov started a competition inspired by President Vladimir Putin’s shirtless photos. RBTH’s female writers keep returning to read this story for some reason…
UFOs in the USSR. / Varvara Grankova
Despite the Soviet KGB’s denials, Russians claim they saw UFOs and even met an alien during the USSR. Here are three stories about most famous cases of space phenomena in the Soviet Union.
Russian sailors who were part of a naval expedition sent to the United States in mid 1863, returning to Russia in 1864. The Federal government treated the visit as supporting the Union cause in the American Civil War. / Getty Images
Russian-American relations were not always so bitter and tense. Did you know that during the Civil War, Russia supported the Union primarily because its main geopolitical enemy at that time was Great Britain?
The Moscow International Business Center from the Moskva River's Taras Shevchenko Embankment. / Vladimir Sergeev/RIA Novosti
No money, no honey? Wrong! Here are some ideas for spending time in the capital’s financial district without burning a hole in your wallet.
A motor road in the Novosibirsk Region. / Alexandr Kryazhev/RIA Novosti
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